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“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”

—James Thurber (1894-1961);
American Author, Cartoonist

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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

School is out, summer break is in full swing, and as I write this article, I hope that our
school community is enjoying some well-deserved fun and relaxation. I am sneaking
away for a week this summer to go fishing in Mammoth with my family, a tradition that I
look forward to every year. Meanwhile, Clayton Valley Charter High School never really
takes a vacation as it requires year-round effort to succeed in education. The school is
still bustling with staff closing the books on last year, supporting students with summer
school, and already preparing for the 2014-15 school year. I am very proud and excited
to share that as part of ongoing efforts to support our mission of building "first class
citizens, with a world class education" we are offering four different professional
development opportunities to our staff this summer.

Curriculum Institute
June 3-6th we held what has now become our annual Curriculum Institute. This year's
focus was on the transition to the new Common Core State Standards. While our staff
has had opportunities over the last year to become familiar with the new standards, our
summer institute allows for much deeper analysis and planning to occur. My
administration and I scoured the State for the best trainers and flew them in to spend four
days guiding our staff through cutting edge strategies. One of the main focuses of the
Common Core is on literacy and critical thinking across the curriculum. As a result, a
significant amount of time was spent on drilling down into how to implement effective
close reading techniques and argumentative writing to help support content literacy
across all curricular areas. Teachers then were able to dedicate time to building common
core units to kick off the new school year right.

Character Counts Seminar
Developing students of character is just as important at CVCHS as academics. On June
9th through 11th, the staff focused on the other half of our mission statement, character
education. For three days, teachers were able to participate in a "Character Counts"
Seminar. Character Counts is a nationally recognized character education program
developed by the Josephson Institute. The curriculum is centered on six character
"pillars" - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Teachers were presented with practical ways to integrate these concepts into their
existing content curriculum. For example, in an English class have a Socratic seminar on
how Atticus Finch epitomizes fairness. Or in a history class an activity might focus around
how the concept of respect led to the American Revolution. There was also lengthy
discussion about how this program could dovetail perfectly into the "Do the Right Thing"
initiative that the City of Clayton and CVCHS already supports. We had wonderful
feedback from this seminar and we intend to make it an annual event.

Model Schools Conference
Dr. Bill Daggett, one of the most influential and important educational leaders in the world
today, is the president of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).
Each year the ICLE puts on its national Model Schools Conference. Showcasing the best
practices of the nation's most successful schools, this is one of the premier professional
development opportunities available to educators. This year, CVCHS will once again be
attending with more than thirty in our group (teachers, staff, and board members).
Daggett is the father of the "rigor, relevance, and relationships" motto which is at the
heart of CVCHS.

EdTech Institute
As writer Terry Heick cleverly pointed out, 16 years ago a current high school junior was
born... and so was Google. And just as that child has rapidly changed and developed, so
too has Google and the rest of the technological world. In fact the pace is so incredibly
exponential that it is difficult to even grasp what the world will look like in another 16
years. In 2013 technology is no longer just a tool, it is a way of life, underpinning our
society. CVCHS's EdTech institute (also an annual event) is dedicated to assisting
teachers in preparing our students for the 21st century. The training provides for a deep
knowledge of how to efficiently and seamlessly integrate our content, our pedagogy, and
technology to design and implement high quality instruction that is rigorous and relevant.

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

2014-2015 WALK-THRU REGISTRATION

2014-2015 WALK-THRU REGISTRATION The first day of school (August 13th) is approaching quickly and it is time for all students to return to campus and attend Walk-Thru Registration. The teachers and staff are excited for your return! For all the information you'll need to simplify this process, please click above.
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! PowerSchool now has an app for mobile use! You can now check attendance, grades and homework on the go by downloading the app for CVCHS. Get more information and the download info by clicking above.
INFOSNAP ONLINE REGISTRATION IS FINALLY HERE!!

INFOSNAP ONLINE REGISTRATION IS FINALLY HERE!! We are excited to announce our new online registration process for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year! We are using the services of a company called InfoSnap. This is a secure and green process, which allows Clayton Valley Charter High School to quickly and efficiently update your student's information. For all the information on how to access InfoSnap and begin the annual registration process online, please click above.
THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER TRANSITION IS ALMOST HERE!!!

THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER TRANSITION IS ALMOST HERE!!! The Third Annual 2014 CVCHS Summer Transition Program is set to take place the week of August 5th – 8th, from 8:00 a.m to noon, and is a graduation requirement for all students 9 – 12 who are new to CVCHS. If for any reason your daughter/son is not able to attend, please email Ms. Marzel, kat.marzel@claytonvalley.org. For more detailed information, please click on the Academic Programs tab and then on the Summer Transition link. We hope you've had an amazing summer and we are very excited to support all new CV students.
CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!!

CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!! After completion of our visit and evaluation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CVCHS received a six year clear term of accreditation. This is the highest level of praise that WASC bestows, affirming our school’s success and our ability to continue to achieve excellence.
CVCHS CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN ACADEMICS!

CVCHS CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN ACADEMICS! Based on our 62 point API jump to an 836, CVCHS’s statewide ranking went from a 5/10 to a 9/10. This means that CVCHS is now in the top 10% of schools in California when it comes to academic achievement.
LOOKING FOR A PARKING SPOT THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR? HERE ARE THE NEW PROCEDURES!!

LOOKING FOR A PARKING SPOT THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR?  HERE ARE THE NEW PROCEDURES!! There's a new application process for parking for the 2014-15 school year. There are some key changes to the process this year so please click above and read carefully.
THE NEW 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE NOW!

THE NEW 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE NOW! Are you wondering what the first day of school is? The last day? Making vacation plans? The Academic Calendar for the 2014 - 2015 school year is available now! Please click the link above for more information.
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CLAYTON IS COMING TO CVCHS!!

RELAY FOR LIFE OF CLAYTON IS COMING TO CVCHS!! CVCHS is proud to announce that the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Clayton will be taking place on our campus August 16th and 17th! The annual event has always been held at Diablo View Middle School but do to the growing turnout it is moving to the CVCHS Gonsalves Stadium for the 2014 event!
ATTENTION SENIORS--FINAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE MAILED OUT IN MID-JUNE!!

ATTENTION SENIORS--FINAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE MAILED OUT IN MID-JUNE!! Final transcripts will be mailed to the college you will be attending in the middle of June, 2014. Please click above for steps to take.
CVCHS UGLY EAGLES FOOTBALL IS INVITED TO THE HONOR BOWL!!

CVCHS UGLY EAGLES FOOTBALL IS INVITED TO THE HONOR BOWL!! In one of the biggest high school football events in the state, CVCHS will face off against Carson High School Senators in the final game of the Northern California Honor Bowl! Don't miss this exciting event on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Del Oro High School in Loomis! For all the details, click the link above.
INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO SPAIN??

INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO SPAIN?? Are you ready for a cultural experience? Art teacher, Ms. Nolan, and Spanish teacher, Mrs. Winslow have planned a fabulous 8 day tour of sunny Spain, Jan. 2-10, 2015. This is NOT an annual trip, and CVCHS has not offered a trip like this in several years. Don't wait. Contact Ms. Nolan today for more information. katie.nolan@claytonvalley.org
CVCHS GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C. VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE!

CVCHS GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C.  VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE! Executive Director, Dave Linzey was invited by Representative George Miller to address the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee on the subject of “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education” this last Tuesday, March 4th. Please click the link above to view the webcast of the testimony and hearing.
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Calendar

School Events Calendar Academic Calendar
Facility Usage Calendar
Link Crew Training

Date: 8/1/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: MU
9th Grade Registration

Date: 8/4/2014
Location: MU Library Lg & Sm Gyms Classrooms
12th Grade Registration

Date: 8/5/2014
Location: MU Library Lg & Sm Gyms Classrooms
Freshman Transition Program

Date: 8/5/2014, 8 AM 12 PM
11th Grade Resigtration

Date: 8/6/2014
Location: MU Library Lg & Sm Gyms Classrooms
Freshman Transition Program

Date: 8/6/2014, 8 AM 12 PM
10th Grade Registration

Date: 8/7/2014
Location: MU Library Lg & Sm Gyms Classrooms
Freshman Transition Program

Date: 8/7/2014, 8 AM 12 PM
Make-up Registration

Date: 8/8/2014
Location: MU Library Lg & Sm Gyms Classrooms
Freshman Transition Program

Date: 8/8/2014, 8 AM 12 PM